Arctic Report Card 2022: The Arctic is getting rainier and seasons are shifting, with broad disturbances for people, ecosystems and wildlife

Wed, 4 Jan 2023 04:15:00 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at]>

Andrew Pam

"In the Arctic, the freedom to travel, hunt and make day-to-day decisions is
profoundly tied to cold and frozen conditions for much of the year. These
conditions are rapidly changing as the Arctic warms.

The Arctic is now seeing more rainfall when historically it would be snowing.
Sea ice that once protected coastlines from erosion during fall storms is
forming later. And thinner river and lake ice is making travel by snowmobile
increasingly life-threatening.

Ship traffic in the Arctic is also increasing, bringing new risks to fragile
ecosystems, and the Greenland ice sheet is continuing to send freshwater and
ice into the ocean, raising global sea level

In the annual Arctic Report Card, released Dec. 13, 2022, we brought together
144 other Arctic scientists from 11 countries to examine the current state of
the Arctic system."

       *** Xanni ***
--               Andrew Pam                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu            Partner, Glass Wings               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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